• Popular Festivals
    FALLAS…THE INSIDE DEAL BY FALLAS VETERANS

    MASCLETA Daytime fireworks are a very Valencian contribution to the world of pyrotechnics. Forget about pretty pictures in the sky, this is all about noise, rhythm, the smell of gunpowder and having your bones thoroughly shaken by the ferocious aural assault of the finale. All this under blue spring skies, amongst a huge and expectant […]

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    THE MARCHING BANDS OF FALLAS

    THE MARCHING BANDS OF FALLAS: UNION MUSICAL They play in the pasacalles, the ofrenda and even at half time at Mestalla… The marching bands that make Fallas what it is The first time you experience Fallas, amongst the sensory overload of the thunderous fireworks, the colourfully crazy fallas monuments and the crowded streets, one of […]

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    VALENCIAN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

    VALENCIAN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR The “Todo a un Euro” shops have been stocking tinsel and blow-up Santas for months. Dean Martin is blasting out of the speakers at the Corte Ingles. It’s 20 degrees outside. It must be Christmas time in Valencia, a time for peace on Earth (enjoy it while you can, it’s […]

  • Art
    LA CABINA FILM FESTIVAL 2016

    La Cabina Festival 2016 A different type of film The NINTH edition of Valencia’s very own film festival, ‘La Cabina Festival Internacional De Mediometrajes’ (medium-length films), will take place from the 3rd to the 13th November. The films in this year’s festival will be shown across four different venues the Filmoteca in the Plaza del […]

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    Local Fallas

    David Moratalla Pulido is the president of a small neighbourhood falla at Séneca-Poeta Mas i Ros in the city of Valencia. We asked him what the festival is like away from the giant fallas of the special section.  How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla?  I joined […]

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    Creativity & Manolo Martín (Fallas)

    By now, Valencia is plunged deep into the mid-March Mediterranean madness that is Las Fallas. The city streets are awash with brightly coloured streetlights, the smell of gunpowder from day time mascletas and night time fireworks pervades the air, women walk the streets in full fallera dress or regular clothes with their hair done up […]

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    Fallas Again

      GET IT AWAY FROM ME Never! I will not do it! I absolutely will not go through another Fallas. No more sleep deprivation. No more drunken stupor. Nix the exploding firecrackers, the howling dogs, the street concerts, the paella feasts. I refuse to ever again elbow my way through a crowd of people on […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that 24/7 Valencia were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina

    History of La Tomatina   La Tomatina is one of those annual world events that attract enormous amounts and ever increasing amounts of travellers to Valencia. La Tomatina takes place in the normally sleepy village of Buñol about an hour from the city and is a magnet, not just for backpackers and young people taking […]

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